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Preaching Faith in Democracy

posted on July 3, 2019

For The New York Times, Courtney E. Martin writes about “Civic Saturdays,” gatherings that feature fellowship, poetry, and readings and are designed to encourage greater civic engagement across political lines. The brainchild of Eric Liu and Jena Cane, this civic analogue to church has hosted meetings across the nation and includes a free “Civic Seminary” funded by grants from the Einhorn Charitable Trust and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Martin writes, “The heart of the service is the sermon, designed to get congregants thinking beyond the day’s headlines to deeper themes of their democracy.” 

Read at The New York Times